10 December 2005

Christmas in Montpellier

The pictures: Fun and games on the Tram. The Opera House all dressed up for the holidays. The park opposite the Opera House all lit up and shining.

We have Nathan's friend Ryan staying with us for a few days. I thought it would be fun to take the kids into town on a Friday night to give them a break...nothing I planned went well. The adventurous sounding idea to take the Tram instead of driving was dampened when after two stops, the train came to a halt for well over 30 minutes due to an accident somewhere on the line. I had complete anarchy to deal with...too far to walk back to the car and too far to walk to our stop. The kids were completely ready to jump off (mainly due to Nathan's dire need to relieve himself!) We finally got underway and it did turn out to be a really fun and easy way to get into town.

The lights of the city were spectacular...each street has a different design of lighting. There was a giant KLIEG light that put designs in light on all of the buildings in the main plaza...Comedie.

Unfortunately, the Christmas market was not opening until the next morning and all of the shops closed by the time we ate dinner. Oh well! I did try and it was better than the kids staying inside all night after a week of school.

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